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Meaning of contradiction

con•tra•dic•tion

Pronunciation: (kon"tru-dik'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of contradicting; gainsaying or opposition.
  2. assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial.
  3. a statement or proposition that contradicts or denies another or itself and is logically incongruous.
  4. direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency.
  5. a contradictory act, fact, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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